Law School Toolbox Podcast Episode 281: Listen and Learn -- Character Evidence

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Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about the Federal Rules of Evidence, and how to apply the rules of character evidence to both civil and criminal case hypos.

In this episode we discuss:

>In what cases character evidence may be admissible in court

>The difference in the rules of character evidence for civil and criminal cases

>How character evidence is presented in direct examination vs. cross See more +

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about the Federal Rules of Evidence, and how to apply the rules of character evidence to both civil and criminal case hypos.

In this episode we discuss:

>In what cases character evidence may be admissible in court

>The difference in the rules of character evidence for civil and criminal cases

>How character evidence is presented in direct examination vs. cross examination

>Going through two hypos, from the July 2010 and February 2016 California bar exams

>Using a "Where, What, Why, Who, When, and How" framework to analyze fact patterns

Resources:

>“Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn)

>California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2010 (https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5e606f6045d8bd07cce6d91c/t/5ef8c9a9bcd92c70db6172f0/1593362858043/July+2010EssaysQ%27sandSampleAnswers.pdf)

>California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2016 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/February2016CBX_QuestionsSelectedAnswers_R.pdf)

>Podcast Episode 259: Listen and Learn – Relevance in Evidence (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-259-listen-and-learn-relevance-in-evidence/)

>Podcast Episode 261: Listen and Learn – The Basics of Hearsay (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-261-listen-and-learn-the-basics-of-hearsay/)

>Evidence 101 – A Quick Look at Upperclassmen Courses (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/evidence-101-a-quick-look-at-upperclassmen-courses/)

Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-281-listen-and-learn-character-evidence/)

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